Reading Backwards

Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness

Author: Richard B. Hays

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781481302333

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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In Reading Backwards Richard B. Hays maps the shocking ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel's Scripture to craft their literary witnesses to the Church's one Christ. The Gospels' scriptural imagination discovered inside the long tradition of a resilient Jewish monotheism a novel and revolutionary Christology. Modernity's incredulity toward the Christian faith partly rests upon the characterization of early Christian preaching as a tendentious misreading of the Hebrew Scriptures. Christianity, modernity claims, twisted the Bible they inherited to fit its message about a mythological divine Savior. The Gospels, for many modern critics, are thus more about Christian doctrine in the second and third century than they are about Jesus in the first. Such Christian "misreadings" are not late or politically motivated developments within Christian thought. As Hays demonstrates, the claim that the events of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection took place "according to the Scriptures" stands at the very heart of the New Testament's earliest message. All four canonical Gospels declare that the Torah and the Prophets and the Psalms mysteriously prefigure Jesus. The author of the Fourth Gospel puts the claim succinctly: "If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me" (John 5:46). Hays thus traces thereading strategies the Gospel writers employ to "read backwards" and to discover how the Old Testament figuratively discloses the astonishing paradoxical truth about Jesus' identity. Attention to Jewish and Old Testament roots of the Gospel narratives reveals that each of the four Evangelists, in their diverse portrayals, identify Jesus as the embodiment of the God of Israel. Hays also explores the hermeneutical challenges posed by attempting to follow the Evangelists as readers of Israel's Scripture-can the Evangelists teach us to read backwards along with them and to discern the same mystery they discovered in Israel's story? In Reading Backwards Hays demonstrates that it was Israel's Scripture itself that taught the Gospel writers how to understand Jesus as the embodied presence of God, that this conversion of imagination occurred early in the development of Christian theology, and that the Gospel writers' revisionary figural readings of their Bible stand at the very center of Christianity.
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The Speed Reading Book

The Revolutionary Approach to Increasing Reading Speed, Comprehension and General Knowledge

Author: Tony Buzan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781406610215

Category: Speed reading

Page: 221

View: 7901

Have you ever wanted to increase dramatically your reading speed, improve your comprehension and enhance your study and learning skills? Draws on Tony Buzan's trade mark speed reading techniques Transform your ability to understand information Learn to think faster and more creatively Make the most of your free time. Save weeks of your life as your reading speed rockets!
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25 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living

A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life

Author: Linda Elder,Richard Paul

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131738591

Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

View: 8725

You are what you think! Take control of your thinking...and start living life to the fullest! In just 25 days, you can discover how to cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life—from work and money to your intimate relationships. Discover how to overcome bad thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions...clarify what you really want...recognize what you don’t know. Ask the right questions...resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy...Avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! 25 powerful ways to improve your thinking—and make smarter, better decisions. Stop deceiving yourself: Overcome built-in self-delusion, wishful thinking, and worrying. Use better thinking to make better decisions at work, at home, and throughout your life. Critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss...even your family! Quick, practical, easy to use! Includes daily/weekly action plans, progress notes, and more.
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The Speed Reading Book, Tony Buzan,

The Speed Reading Book, Tony Buzan,

Author: B.B.C London

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Self-Help

Page: 233

View: 6999

Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational The Speed Reading Book, Tony Buzan,
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Reading backwards on my Knott heritage

Author: Barbara Ann Knott Horsman,Sarah Ann Warren Knott,Kathryn Elizabeth Knott Eckhardt

Publisher: N.A



Page: 410

View: 962

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June Brown's Guide to Let's Read

Author: June Brown Garner

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814316900

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 3583

Posted in Education

Talking Backwards, Looking Forwards

The French Language Game Verlan

Author: Natalie Lefkowitz

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823340737

Category: Africa, North

Page: 158

View: 8596

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Benedict Backwards

Reading the Rule in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Terrance G. Kardong

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814646425

Category: Religion

Page: 142

View: 4656

In Benedict Backwards, Terrence Kardong builds the case that the Rule of Benedict is best read “backwards,” that is, with emphasis on the last chapters, not the first ones. Benedict starts out dependent on the Rule of the Master, but he ends on a much more self-assured note, revealing more about his own thoughts on matters of monastic life. Kardong shows the final chapters of the Rule are primarily about community, and they provide insight into Benedict’s vision for his monks.
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Reading the Bible Backwards

Author: Robert Priest

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554903270

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 1839

From reverse engineering to phonetic modifications, this innovative anthology reveals surprising meaning behind familiar subject matter. Through the Bible and other cultural narratives, the featured verse conducts numerous intriguing lyrical experiments, making this compendium a welcome addition to any collection of poetry.
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Backwards and Forwards

A Technical Manual for Reading Plays

Author: David Ball

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809311101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 3370

Explains how plays are structured, looks at theatrical exposition, theme, and images, and shows how to analyze a play and understand its production
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Reading the Church Fathers

Author: Morwenna Ludlow,Scot Douglass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567185818

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9448

Reading the corpus of texts written by the Fathers of the Church has always been a core area in Christian theology. However, scholars and academics are by no means united in the question how these important but difficult authors should be read and interpreted. Many of them are divided by implicit (but often unquestioned) assumptions about the best way to approach the texts or by underlying hermeneutical questions about the norms, limits and opportunities of reading Ancient Christian writers. This book will raise profound hermeneutical questions surrounding the reading of the Fathers with greater clarity than it has been done before. The contributors to this volume are theologians and historians who have used contemporary post-modern approaches to illuminate the Ancien corpus of texts. The chapters discuss issues such as What makes a 'good' reading of a church Father? What constitutes a 'responsible' reading? Is the reading of the Fathers limited to a specialist audience? What can modern thinkers contribute to our reading of the Fathers?
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A Reading Book of the Turkish Language

With a Grammar and Vocabulary ; Containing a Selection of Original Tales, Literally Translated, and Accompanied by Grammatical References : the Pronunciation of Each Word Given as Now Used in Constantinople

Author: William Burckhardt Barker,Nasr-al-Din (khwajah.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Turkish language

Page: 162

View: 6977

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Empire and Exile

Postcolonial Readings of the Book of Jeremiah

Author: Steed Vernyl Davidson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567470717

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3343

Empire and Exile explores the impact of Babylonian aggression upon the book of Jeremiah by calling attention to the presence of the empire and showing how the book of Jeremiah can be read as resistant responses to the inevitability of imperial power and the experience of exile. With the insight of postcolonial theory, resistance is framed in these readings as finding a place in the world even though not controlling territory and therefore surviving social death. It argues that even though exile is not prevented, exile is experienced in the constituting of a unique place in the world rather than in the assimilation of the nation. The insights of postcolonial theory direct this reading of the book of Jeremiah from the perspective of the displaced. Theorists Homi Bhabha, Partha Chatterjee, Stuart Hall, and bell hooks provide lenses to read issues peculiar to groups affected by dominant powers such as empires. The use of these theories helps highlight issues such as marginality, hybridity, national identity as formative tools in resistance to empire and survival in exile.
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A treatise on land-surveying

comprising the theory developed from five elementary principles; and the practice with the chain alone, the compass, the transit, the theodolite, the plane table, &c. : illustrated by four hundred engravings, and a magnetic chart

Author: William Mitchell Gillespie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Surveying

Page: 524

View: 741

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A Treatise on Land-surveying

Comprising the Theory Developed from Five Elementary Principles; and the Practice with the Chain Alone, the Compass, the Transit, the Theodolite, the Plane Table, &c

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Surveying

Page: 524

View: 6318

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Building Better Relationships

Proven Strategies to Make the Most of Your Personal Connections (Collection)

Author: Richard Templar,Linda Elder,Richard Paul,Mark Woods,Trapper Woods,Merrick Rosenberg,Daniel Silvert

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133448673

Category: Self-Help

Page: 945

View: 3124

A brand new collection of 4 expert guides to building better personal relationships, connections, and careers! A breakthrough personal skills book collection: improve all your relationships, and become more successful at everything you do! You can learn to be more efficient, more productive, more engaging, more rational, more emotionally intelligent, and happier! This extraordinary collection of books is packed with all the learnable skills, techniques, and attitudes you’ll need. First, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Richard Templar uncovers 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they’ve never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that will make you happier… make you a better friend, partner, and parent… help you leave the world a better place. Next, in 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded Edition, Drs. Linda Elder and Richard Paul teach specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices about everything from money to intimate relationships. They’ll help you overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you want... recognize what you don’t know… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! Then, in Attack Your Day , Mark and Trapper Woods present crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Finally, in Taking Flight! , Merrill Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert reveal profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style. You’ll learn to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Then, you’ll create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! From world-renowned personal performance experts Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, and Daniel Silvert
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MTS, Michigan Terminal System

Author: University of Michigan Computing Center

Publisher: N.A


Category: IBM 360 (Computer)

Page: N.A

View: 7955

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